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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yes, there are groups that look for missing people, as well as the police.
    sure, if you like. But they do get away with it and they are are hardly hunted down like dogs. More like the efforts against them are underfunded, way undermanned, and receive little political support because nobody wants to talk about the fact that it happens here, too. We value our happy ignorance, we Americans. Remember how we started this by talking about how Americans were kept somewhat ignorant by a media complicit in telling us what we wanted to believe about the world?

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    You mean the most vulnerable people in our society? When we consider government resource allocation to fight the problem, why should these Nigerian girls take precedence over American girls? Isn't that a disservice to American taxpayers?
    The responsibility of looking after vulnerable women usually concerns local government (unless state lines are crossed) whereas what's happening to women in the Muslim world would involve the Federal government. Of course, to be fair, there are other backward nations which are not Islamic where women and girls are abused also.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The responsibility of looking after vulnerable women usually concerns local government (unless state lines are crossed) whereas what's happening to women in the Muslim world would involve the Federal government.
    Howso? Why is it the US government's responsibility? Please explain your reasoning.

    And BTW, in the human trafficking trade in the USA state lines are very often crossed. It's standard practice for obvious reasons.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Howso? Why is it the US government's responsibility? Please explain your reasoning.

    And BTW, in the human trafficking trade in the USA state lines are very often crossed. It's standard practice for obvious reasons.
    It is the responsibility of all humanity to respect human rights, and that includes the rights of women. We know that genocides have taken place several times in human history, for religious or political motives, and the American government has, in recent memory, been in the forefront of spreading and encouraging human rights.

    What's happening in Nigeria with these girls (mostly Christian)at the hands of fanatical Muslims is no different that what happened in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Egypt, the Sudan and so forth. It's just that this time the world is finally paying some attention.

    Perhaps this latest atrocity will bring enough coverage and outrage for people to speak up against the ignorance in Islam and all that it stands for in its war against women, education and other religions. I suppose you must feel the same way.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Well that's my point. We're not talking about a deployment of a few five man teams. We're talking about a significant commitment.
    A battalion (+)
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It is the responsibility of all humanity to respect human rights, and that includes the rights of women. We know that genocides have taken place several times in human history, for religious or political motives, and the American government has, in recent memory, been in the forefront of spreading and encouraging human rights.

    What's happening in Nigeria with these girls (mostly Christian)at the hands of fanatical Muslims is no different that what happened in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Egypt, the Sudan and so forth. It's just that this time the world is finally paying some attention.

    Perhaps this latest atrocity will bring enough coverage and outrage for people to speak up against the ignorance in Islam and all that it stands for in its war against women, education and other religions. I suppose you must feel the same way.
    These people aren't Muslim any more than the KKK was Christian.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    These people aren't Muslim any more than the KKK was Christian.
    Either way, they all need to die.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    These people aren't Muslim any more than the KKK was Christian.
    On what grounds are they not Muslim?

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Um... why wouldn't we compare? Both involve the capturing of young girls in order to sell them into slavery. That's pretty much a valid comparison right there, with the exception that it happens more here in the U.S. than has happened in this particular instance in Nigeria.
    I'm aware of human trafficking, but that is not what this thread is about. I started this thread out of concern for the Nigerian girls. It doesn't mean I'm not concerned about others, but this just happens to be taking precedence right now because of the brazen attack, the killings, and the fact that it is terror related.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    sure, if you like. But they do get away with it and they are are hardly hunted down like dogs. More like the efforts against them are underfunded, way undermanned, and receive little political support because nobody wants to talk about the fact that it happens here, too. We value our happy ignorance, we Americans. Remember how we started this by talking about how Americans were kept somewhat ignorant by a media complicit in telling us what we wanted to believe about the world?
    I've seen plenty of things about kidnappings on the news, also about busts on sex slave/pedophilia rings and the like. Sometimes they make the news and sometimes not. I don't know how the MSM goes about making such decisions, but that isn't what the thread is about. It's about the girls from Nigeria who may or may not even be alive right now. I read that the US is sending (or has sent) manned flights to search for the girls.

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